If you’re going to make the most of what it has to offer, it almost goes without saying that you must clean your epilator often. Because of what it does, you’d expect small pieces of hair, dead skin, and skin cream to be stuck in the epilator’s head. Failure to clean the epilator on a regular basis may mean compromising its functionality. While the importance of cleaning an epilator cannot be overstated, you need to follow the right procedure; otherwise, you might end up damaging the head. Outlined below is a step by step guide on how to clean your epilator.
Things You Will Need
- A toothbrush
- A bowl
- Antibacterial soap
Step 1 – Start by removing the epilator’s head from the base. Most epilators come with two buttons under the head, each on opposing sides that can be easily pressed simultaneously to release the head. Be sure to read the specific instructions on how to detach your model’s head without damaging the epilator.
Step 2 – Hold the epilators head under warm running water. Using a clean toothbrush, gently scrub the center pieces that pull hairs. After you’re satisfied that all the hair is removed, flip the head over and clean the bottom. Note that it is important to clean the bottom of the head, because this the area where excess hair can get stuck.
Don’t put the epilator body in the water to clean it. If the body is dirty, just wipe it down with a damp cloth. Be careful not to get water into the opening where the head normally sits, as it may not be water-tight without the head attached.
Step 3 – Pour a small amount of antibacterial dishwashing soap into a bowl and fill the bowl with warm water. Immerse the epilator’s head into the water and leave it for about 5 minutes. The use of antibacterial soap is meant to get rid of any bacteria that may be on the epilator’s head, without damaging the surface.
Step 4 – Remove the epilator head from the bowl and shake gently to get rid of excess water. Pat the water off using a clean, dry towel. Before you reconnect the head to the epilator, allow it to sit for an additional 10 minutes to air dry. Connect the head to the epilator for re-use.
Be sure to clean the epilator after every use. Consistent maintenance is critical for the epilator to function properly all the time. Most epilators come with one or two separate heads, so you may not need to fix the epilator’s head immediately after cleaning. Nonetheless, ensure that the extra head is clean all the time. Don’t worry, you don’t have to epilate very often to keep your hair down, so you won’t be doing this maintenance routine every week!
Know when it’s time to replace the head. Constant use may compromise the ability of the tweezers to remove the hair. Just remember to read the epilator reviews before buying so that you may know precisely which head to go for when you have to choose. You can get a head that matches your epilator model without always having to buy the brand-name replacements.